StringFormat

interface StringFormat : SerialFormat

SerialFormat that allows conversions to and from String via encodeToString and decodeFromString methods.

Not stable for inheritance

StringFormat interface is not stable for inheritance in 3rd party libraries, as new methods might be added to this interface or contracts of the existing methods can be changed.

It is safe to operate with instances of StringFormat and call its methods.

Functions

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abstract fun <T> decodeFromString(deserializer: DeserializationStrategy<T>, string: String): T

Decodes and deserializes the given string to the value of type T using the given deserializer.

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abstract fun <T> encodeToString(serializer: SerializationStrategy<T>, value: T): String

Serializes and encodes the given value to string using the given serializer.

Properties

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abstract val serializersModule: SerializersModule

Contains all serializers registered by format user for Contextual and Polymorphic serialization.

Extensions

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inline fun <T> StringFormat.decodeFromString(string: String): T

Decodes and deserializes the given string to the value of type T using deserializer retrieved from the reified type parameter.

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inline fun <T> StringFormat.encodeToString(value: T): String

Serializes and encodes the given value to string using serializer retrieved from the reified type parameter.